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2016 Mazda 2 breaks cover as dashing sub-compact

Mazda has taken the wraps off its new 2016 Mazda 2, a jolt of slickly-designed sub-compact expected to go on sale this fall. Borrowing styling cues …

This is the 2015 Smart car: Is it ridiculous?

Smart is back with a new version of its ForTwo city car, promising more internal space and distinctive design while still preserving the tiny …

Mercedes-Benz builds a glamper van

If Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs was reimagined for road trips, the elegant new Marco Polo – Mercedes-Benz’s latest take on the luxury camper van – just might sit atop the psychologists’ famous pyramid.<p>Designed by Westfalia-Werke, renowned for its classic “pop-top” Volkswagen van-conversion …

Marco Polo

The sovereign of the S-Class

Clearly, conquering the puny humans of the world in Brazil was just the start. Now Germany wants to crush the puny human cars, too. Possibly with this: the new V12-powered Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe.<p>There are AMG fans for whom our V12 biturbo engine is the measure of all things.<p>We're not sure it's …

Top down and 201mph

We'll give you a moment to ogle the pictures above.<p>Ready? Good. It's the brand new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster; an Aston that uses the excellent recipe of small car, huge engine and rear-wheel drive. And as you can see, it's a pretty, squat little thing. It's also really fast.<p>Well, fast for …

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2015 Ford Mustang vs. Camaro and Challenger [w/poll]

Detroit's Muscle Cars, By The Numbers<p>The horsepower wars are tightening among the Detroit Three, as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger are getting bigger, more powerful, and yes, more fuel efficient.<p>That came into sharper focus this week as more information was revealed about …

TOTD: What Cars do You Consider to be Game-Changers?

We just picked our top 13 cars that changed the automotive industry forever, and now we want to hear which cars you consider to be game-changers in today’s Thread of the Day.<p>The list spanned nearly a century, beginning with the Ford Model T. No one can argue the impact Henry Ford’s “Tin Lizzie” had …

Mercedes AMG GT Shows Off its Dapper and Sporty Interior

Those of you still mourning the loss of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG may start the healing process now because here’s your peek at the new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, the second sports car developed solely by the performance junkies at AMG. Previous rumors suggested the new car would be called the SLC, but …

2015 Infiniti Q70 First Look

Premium Midsize Sedan Now Available in Near Full-Size<p>Just a year after the Infiniti M Line adopted the premium automaker’s new nomenclature, the 2015 Infiniti Q70 sedan is getting an extensive refresh — as well as a new long-wheelbase version dubbed the 2015 Infiniti Q70L. With a 5.9-inch longer …

2015 Lexus RC F Debuts at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show!

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe First Look

CL Later CL-Class<p>The Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe concept wowed audiences with its curvaceous shape at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, so much so that the German automaker decided it didn’t need to change much on the production version. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 coupe will offer all the luxurious …

Jaguar has revealed the 542bhp, rear-wheel drive supercharged XFR-S estate. Because your luggage likes sideways http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/car-news/jaguar-xfr-s-sportbrake-revealed-2014-02-25

Retrobuilt 1969 Boss 302

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT First Look

Nearly Viper-Like Power With An Available Eight-Speed Auto<p>The SRT Viper hasn’t exactly set the performance-car world on fire, but the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is all the Chrysler Group needs to remind everyone which musclecar oozes with personality, plenty of power and even offers an …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Subaru Outback

They say not to mess with a good thing, but in an effort to keep its best-selling vehicle from getting stale, Subaru redesigned the 2015 Outback. Although design has never been the Outback’s strong point, it was still important that the popular CUV look fresh and relevant, but do you think it’s an …

Acura TLX

Replacing both the TL and TSX sedans in Acura’s lineup, the new TLX midsize luxury/sports sedan comes wrapped in more refined styling and, like the Honda Accord upon which its based, comes powered by either a 2.4-liter 206-horsepower four-cylinder engine or a 3.5-liter 290-horsepower V6; the former …

2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom First Test

Money Can't Buy Happiness, But It Sure Can Make You Smile<p>I used to say that the best $7000 dollars you could spend in the car world was the P31 option that took the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG’s horsepower from 451 up to 481 hp. Well friends, I was wrong. Desperately wrong! Turns out the best way to …

Spied: Bentley SUV Prototype Sports Continental GT Face

The first Bentley SUV prototype has been spotted testing. While the prototype is covered in tight-fitting matte black camouflage, the front end, profile, and taillights are clearly visible. Unlike the poorly-received Bentley EX9 F concept, with its single large headlight and foglight, the prototype …

2015 Lincoln MKC First Drive

New MKC Breathes Life Into Concept of American Luxury<p>The 2015 Lincoln MKC is not merely a little luxury crossover — it is the future of a luxury brand that has withered for decades.<p>Now, like the automotive Lester Burnham, Lincoln hopes to regain some of its swagger and prove that it’s never too …

Maserati ramping up production of Ghibli, Quattroporte

While Porsche may be relatively new to the four-door game, Maserati has been building the Quattroporte with few interruptions since 1963. But like its rival from Stuttgart, the Trident marque is rapidly shifting from a sports car company primarily to a manufacturer of high-end family …

VW plans pint-sized SUV for US, but it’s not the T-Roc

Volkswagen is racing to expand its portfolio of SUVs to meet seemingly insatiable demand for the high-riding vehicles.<p>So far this year we’ve seen the …

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L.A. Auto Show: Five tech features that need to come to cars

Most of the cars on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show through Dec. 1 have all the basic tech functionality you'd expect, including radios, voice command capability and Bluetooth to connect phones.<p>Many cars have audio jacks and USB ports. Some have navigation systems and back-up cameras. A few …

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG First Look

One Swift CUV<p>At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz North America president and CEO Steve Cannon said he expects the new GLA crossover will “appeal to younger buyers who want to indulge in their appetite for style and their appetite for adventure.” While the GLA250 may be fine for some, …

Fisker Karma Production Slated to Restart This Year

Fisker Automotive could restart production of its Karma plug-in hybrid sometime this year if all goes according to plan. Following a number of struggles, the automaker was recently acquired by the Wanxiang Group, a China-based auto parts company that will also move forward with Fisker’s plan to …

Jaguar XK Production Ends This Summer, Replacement Coming 2017

The Jaguar XK has apparently exhausted all its nine lives, as <i>Auto Express</i> reports the flagship GT will end production this summer. With the arrival of the F-Type roadster and coupe, there now isn’t much of a gap between Jag’s two-doors. With that said, the XK’s departure will make way for a new, …

2015 Subaru BRZ, Mid-Engine Hyundai Veloster, Challenger SRT Hellcat Engine: This Week’s Top Photos

Subaru’s BRZ sports car is getting the special edition treatment for the 2015 model year. No extra power is available but some new STI tweaks are—our …